Cultural differences in social anxiety are known to exist.
According to, Healthy Place, "Anxiety Disorders are the most common mental illness in the U. The philosophy of is that you will connect with others around the globe of all ages, genders and ethnicities, and will be able to finally see that you are part of a large world-wide community fighting similar daily struggles.
Everyone gets nervous or anxious from time to time—when speaking in public, for instance, or when going through financial difficulty.
For some people, however, anxiety becomes so frequent, or so forceful, that it begins to take over their lives.
You know what it feels like to be out in the world, fearing that a panic attack leading to public humiliation may strike at any moment.
Perhaps you know what it feels like to fear leaving your home due to this embarrassment. population (ages 18-54) affected." Since this is just a United States statistic, imagine how many others worldwide fight an anxiety disorder each day.
"The distinction between an anxiety disorder and just having normal anxiety is whether your emotions are causing a lot of suffering and dysfunction," says Sally Winston, Psy D, co-director of the Anxiety and Stress Disorder Institute of Maryland in Towson.